Prince Paul and Remus Truica, to be prosecuted in the illegal restitution file
Businessman Truica Remus and Prince Paul of Romania were indicted on Wednesday by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors in illegal restitution file. The two are currently under house arrest, ziare.com reports.
According to a DNA press release, Remus Truica is accused of influence peddling, money laundering, establishment of organized criminal group, bribery and complicity to abuse of office.
Prince Paul of Romania is accused of influence buying, money laundering and complicity to abuse of office.
Businessman Remus Truica, defendant in the illegal land restitution file of Baneasa Farm, along with Prince Paul, Dan Andronic and others, was pulling the strings in 2008 for Prince Paul to get a government job, similar to the one of Prince Radu Duda, the son-in-law of King Mihai.
Truica intended to prove his business partners he has the necessary political levers to get the positive decisions regarding restitutions, by which the damages to the state amount to EUR 136 million, local newspapers reported.
Radu Duda was the government’s Special Representative for Integration during September 2002-September 2008, during Prime Ministers Adrian Nastase and Calin Popescu Tariceanu.
Baneasa Farm was returned to Paul of Romania, as heir of Carol II, when the members of the Land Fund of the Bucharest City Hall, headed then by Adriean Videanu, recommended the Institute for Plants Research in Romania (ICPR) to return the land.
The institute’s Board of Directors decided to approve the land return, although at the time Paul Lambrino (Prince Paul) was not yet legal heir of King Carol II.
The plot of land was only formally handed to Prince Paul of Romania, as he had already sold the rights on the property to the company Reciplia SRL for EUR 4 million.